Al Nassr vs Persepolis Highlights, AFC Champions League 2023-24: NAS 0-0 PER, Ronaldo’s 10 man team moves to round of 16 with a draw

Cristiano Ronaldo, after his brace against Al Okhdood in the Saudi Pro League, will be back for Al Nassr’s AFC Champions League group stage clash against Iranian club Persepolis on Monday.

Updated : Nov 28, 2023 02:08 IST

Nassr's Portuguese forward #07 Cristiano Ronaldo attempts a shot during the AFC Champions League Group E football match between Saudi's al-Nassr and Iran’s Persepolis at the Al-Awwal Stadium in Riyadh on November 27, 2023. (Photo by Fayez NURELDINE / AFP)
Nassr's Portuguese forward #07 Cristiano Ronaldo attempts a shot during the AFC Champions League Group E football match between Saudi's al-Nassr and Iran’s Persepolis at the Al-Awwal Stadium in Riyadh on November 27, 2023. (Photo by Fayez NURELDINE / AFP) | Photo Credit: FAYEZ NURELDINE

Nassr's Portuguese forward #07 Cristiano Ronaldo attempts a shot during the AFC Champions League Group E football match between Saudi's al-Nassr and Iran’s Persepolis at the Al-Awwal Stadium in Riyadh on November 27, 2023. (Photo by Fayez NURELDINE / AFP) | Photo Credit: FAYEZ NURELDINE

Welcome to Sportstar’s live blog of the AFC Champions League match between Al-Nassr and Persepolis, being played at the Al-Awwl Park Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

  • November 28, 2023 02:08
    Read Match Report below

    AFC Champions League 2023-24: Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr moves to knockouts with goalless draw against Persepolis

  • November 28, 2023 01:41
    Here’s the points table after the match

    Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr enters knockout stages of AFC Champions League 2023-24

    AFC Champions League points table LIVE: Al-Nassr vs Persepolis, Ronaldo’s side leading in Group E

  • November 28, 2023 01:29

    Referee blows the final whistle at Al Awwl Park. 

    Its all square. 

    Al Nassr 0 - 0 Percepolis

    With this win Ronaldo and Co moves to the final 16 of AFC Champions League. 

  • November 28, 2023 01:26

    Al Nassr gets a corner in the final 90 seconds of the match. Brozovic’s corner is cleared but Al Nassr gets another corner. 

  • November 28, 2023 01:26

    Percepolis floods the Al Nassr box from a long throw and causes havoc. However, the home side’s resolute defence keeps the score intact. 

  • November 28, 2023 01:24

    Otavio intercepts just outside his own penalty box and launches a counter-attack but nothing happens. 

  • November 28, 2023 01:23

    Six minutes added on after the end of regulation time. 

  • November 28, 2023 01:22

    Otavio goes down holding his face but its just a touch to his face, nothing serious. Al Nassr gets a free kick. 

  • November 28, 2023 01:20

    Percepolis commits another foul to deny Al Nassr a chance to counter. The referee is getting booed by the passionate home fans for not taking any action beyond giving a foul. 

  • November 28, 2023 01:18

    With frequent fouls the game has lost all its momentum. Both teams are committing tactical fouls to break up the play. 

  • November 28, 2023 01:17

    Luis Castro makes another change: Right-back Ali Alhassan comes on to replace Ghanam. 

  • November 28, 2023 01:16

    Persepolis skipper Alishah is down holding his hamstring. He’s receiving treatment but looks very uncomfortable. He is unable to continue. 

  • November 28, 2023 01:14

    The atmosphere inside the stadium has died down significantly since Ronaldo’s departure. 

  • November 28, 2023 01:12

    Al Nassr has done a terrific job of restricting Percepolis with just 10 men. It has to weather the storm for the last 10 minutes plus added time and try to create something in the other end. 

  • November 28, 2023 01:10
    76’ Ronaldo is coming off

    Al Nassr boss Luis Castro takes of Ronaldo, who looked a bit uncomfortable since his collision with Percepolis goalkeeper Beiranvand. Mohammed Maran comes on for the Al Nassr skipper. 

  • November 28, 2023 01:07

    Al Nassr is trying to disrupt Percepolis’ rhythm and slow down the tempo of the match. 

  • November 28, 2023 01:05

    Percepolis gets a corner. Ronaldo clears it. Throw in for the away side. 

  • November 28, 2023 01:04

    Percepolis makes changes: Sadeghi comes on for Salak and Zahedi comes off for Bahoui.

  • November 28, 2023 00:59

    Otavio is trying to make things happen for the home side but the Portuguese is getting fouled whenever he’s keeping the ball. 

  • November 28, 2023 00:57

    The match is opening up as both teams are looking to break the deadlock. 

  • November 28, 2023 00:54

    Laporte almost messes it up inside his own penalty box but the Percepolis forwards failed to take it. The French-Spanish defender was charged by Zahedi and lost control of the ball but was able to clear it just in time to save his blushes. 

  • November 28, 2023 00:53

    Percepolis takes another shot at Al Nassr’s goal but it is pushed away by the goalkeeper. 

  • November 28, 2023 00:51

    Play is halted with a injury to Al Nassr player. Brozovic gets a yellow for his decent. 

  • November 28, 2023 00:48

    Ronaldo is whiskers away from putting the 10-men Al-Nassr to the lead. His shot from inside the box goes just wide of the post. 

  • November 28, 2023 00:48

    The away team is taking full advantage of its numerical superiority and spreading the the ball to the wide players in an attempt to stretch Al Nassr’s defence. 

  • November 28, 2023 00:46

    Omid Alishah’s left footed curler from outside the box is punched away by Al Nassr goalkeeper Nawaf Alaqidi. 

  • November 28, 2023 00:45

    Percepolis takes the lead but it gets ruled out by the off side flag. 

  • November 28, 2023 00:44

    Percepolis creates a brilliant team move from the right side involving four players but unable to find the final pass as it gets intercepted by Otavio and he launches a counter-attack which also gets cut down. 

  • November 28, 2023 00:42

    Percepolis launched its first attack of the second half but is denied by the home side’s resolute defence. 

  • November 28, 2023 00:40

    Al Nassr has started the second half with purpose and is looking sharp. 

  • November 28, 2023 00:39

    Ronaldo is okay to continue. Match resumes. 

  • November 28, 2023 00:37

    Ronaldo is down injured. Its a awkward fall for the striker. He’s getting treatment. He rose high to get at the end of a cross from Sadio Mane from the right flank. He collided with the goalkeeper mid air and fell down. 

  • November 28, 2023 00:37

    Second half underway.

    Both teams resume action at Al Awwl Park. 

  • November 28, 2023 00:21

    Its all square at the break. 

    Al-Nassr 0 - 0 Persepolis 

    It was an entertaining first session at Al Awwl Park. The home side went down to 10-men after Ali Lajami was shown a straight red. Earlier, Ronaldo waved off an awarded penalty, which was then overturned in VAR check. The Portuguese showed superb sportsmanship after going down inside the box and earning a penalty on 2nd minute. 

    The away side grew into the game and was threatening to go ahead with speedy counter-attacks. During one such attack, Ali Lajami fouled Sarlak in an attempt to stop the attack and was given the marching orders. 

  • November 28, 2023 00:21

    Percepolis’ Soroush Rafiei gets a yeallow card for his challenge on Brozovic. 

  • November 28, 2023 00:20

    More time is getting added to the added time after Otavio was down holding his face. The Portuguese was caught by a straying elbow. It is just a foul. 

  • November 28, 2023 00:17

    Ronaldo fancies his right-foot from over 40 yards away from the goal, he skies it. 

  • November 28, 2023 00:17

    Four minutes added on. 

  • November 28, 2023 00:16

    Mane and Ronaldo are combining well and threatening to give the home side an unlikely lead just before half time. 

  • November 28, 2023 00:15

    The match is heating up. Tempers are flying. Percepolis’ Zahedi and Alishah gets yellow in the span of one minute. 

  • November 28, 2023 00:14

    Play is halted as there is a coming together of two players, they are getting treated at the moment. 

  • November 28, 2023 00:12

    Mane tries to find Ronaldo with a through ball but Percepolis defenders reads it. 

  • November 28, 2023 00:11

    Ronaldo is dropping deep to help his team stitch attacks and then bombing forward to get at the end of it. 

  • November 28, 2023 00:10

    Ghareeb tries to feed Ronaldo with a cross from the left flank but he overcooks it. Percepolis goalkeeper Beiranvand catches it without any fuss. 

  • November 28, 2023 00:08

    Percepolis is trying to use its numerical advantage and add numbers to the midfield while Al Nassr looking to keep things compact. 

  • November 28, 2023 00:07

    The home side is starting to attack more with purpose while keeping a good defensive shape. Ronaldo and Mane are the furthest forward for Al Nassr. 

  • November 28, 2023 00:02

    Al Nassr has settled in after the early setback and now looking to assert itself to the game. The vocal home crowd is driving the team. 

  • November 27, 2023 23:59

    Al Nassr gets a corner. However, Ronaldo misses the header from Otavio’s brilliant delivery. 

  • November 27, 2023 23:57

    Its attack vs defence now, Percepolis is relentlessly attacking Al Nassr’s goal, while the home side is desperately looking to keep the match alive. 

  • November 27, 2023 23:54

    Percepolis comes close to taking the lead. The away team is now looking dangerous with a numerical advantage. 

  • November 27, 2023 23:52

    Substitution for Al Nassr. Midfielder Sami Al-Najei gives way for centre-back Mohammed Al-Fatil. 

  • November 27, 2023 23:52

    Luis Castro is looking at the substitution bench, he has to bring in a centre-back after Lajami’s red card. On the other hand, the away team is looking to break the deadlock. 

  • November 27, 2023 23:47
    17’ Red Card for AL Nassr

    Its a straight Red. Al Nassr defender Ali Lajami gets the marching orders for a high stud up challenge on Percepolis’ Sarlak during the buil-up of the away team’s counter-attack. 

  • November 27, 2023 23:47

    The away side almost went ahead with a brilliant counter-attack but it is denied by a diving Alaqidi, who put his body on the line to stop the attck. 

  • November 27, 2023 23:45

    Ronaldo’s header from the corner straight to the Persepolis goalkeeper. 

  • November 27, 2023 23:45

    Al Nassr gets the first corner of the match. 

  • November 27, 2023 23:44

    The away team has grown into the match and now raiding Al Nassr’s box. 

  • November 27, 2023 23:44

    Persepolis almost shocked the home side with a brilliant counter-attack. Zahedi was charging through the middle of Al Nassar’s defence, a last ditch tackle from Laporte stopped his adventure and goalkeeper Alaqidi gathers the ball. 

  • November 27, 2023 23:41

    Al Nassr is knocking on the Persepolis’ goal. The Knights of Njad have pinned the visitors in their own half. 

  • November 27, 2023 23:39

    Both teams are trying to assert themselves into the match. Al-Nassr is keeping the ball but Persepolis is working hard out of procession. 

  • November 27, 2023 23:34

    VAR check going on. The decision has been overturned, it is not a penalty. 

  • November 27, 2023 23:34

    The referee appears to given the penalty. Ronaldo saying it is not a penalty. The Portuguese striker made hand gestures to the match official and indicated that it is not a penalty, he went down in anticipation of a challenge. 

  • November 27, 2023 23:33

    The home side has started fast and knocking on the door. Al-Nassr appeals for a penalty.

  • November 27, 2023 23:31

    The match is underway at Al Awwal Park. Al-Nassr looking to keep its 100 per cent record in AFC Champions League 2023-24 intact against Percepolis. 

  • November 27, 2023 23:21
    Minutes away from kick off

    We are minutes away from the kick off at Al Awwl Park. Stay tuned for live updates. 

  • November 27, 2023 23:12
    Ronaldo and Co ahead of the kick off
  • November 27, 2023 22:32
    AFC Champions League points table LIVE

    AFC Champions League points table LIVE: Al-Nassr vs Persepolis, Ronaldo’s side leading in Group E

  • November 27, 2023 22:29
    Here’s the lineup of Persepolis
  • November 27, 2023 22:28
    Presenting the starting XI of Al-Nassr
  • November 27, 2023 22:27
    Head-to-head record

    Played - 5 

    Al Nassr - 3 | Draw - 0 | Persepolis - 2

  • November 27, 2023 22:12
    Where to live-stream the Al-Nassr vs Persepolis AFC Champions League clash?

    The AFC Champions League 2023-24 clash between Al-Nassr vs Persepolis will also be live-streamed on the FanCode App for subscribers in India.

  • November 27, 2023 22:12
    Where to watch the Al-Nassr vs Persepolis AFC Champions League match?

    The AFC Champions League 2023-24 match between Al-Nassr vs Persepolis will be live telecasted on the Sports18 TV Channel in India.

  • November 27, 2023 22:12
    When will the Al-Nassr vs Persepolis AFC Champions League match start?

    The Al-Nassr vs Persepolis AFC Champions League 2023-24 match will kick off at 11:30 PM IST on Monday, November 27, 2023.

  • November 27, 2023 22:12

    Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr will host Iranian champion Persepolis in Group E of the AFC Champions League at the Al-Awwal Park Stadium. 

    The host has enjoyed a 100 per cent record in the competitions and, thus, has already booked its place in the knockout round. In its previous outing in the AFC Champions League, Talisca’s hat-trick helped them to a 3-2 away win in a thrilling encounter against Al Duhail.

    On the other hand, Persepolis is currently in second place in the Group E table, registering two wins in four games. It has lost to Al Nassr in its campaign opener in September. The Iranian side will play for the first time since the international break.

    Read the full preview here.
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